Orientalism videos

Orientalism. Edward Said. Post-colonial theory. Etc. Here is a bunch of videos about Orientalism on youtube. I don’t think the shortened versions really get at the crux of Orientalism. It does some parts well: the visual representation of bias, some relationality with power/knowledge. What I don’t think it captures well is the discursive structures that found the analysis, nor the power of the category ‘Orient’ to include all of the non-West, nor even showing us our own complicity and knowledge of its structures. But, there you have it. The longer version gets into a lot of good stuff, but again, misses some of the Foucauldian aspects.

Shorter version:

Longer Version (4 parts):



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